The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the Lyford intersection project on U.S. 41 and State Road 163 will close Saturday, September 22 around 7 a.m. and reopen Monday evening, September 24, weather permitting. During this full closure of the intersection the contractor will make the final tie-in and complete all the surface asphalt work on the job.
The official detour follows U.S. 36 to State Road 63 and back to U.S. 41.
Once reopened Monday, all traffic will be controlled by stop signs. Work will continue in this area, primarily on the shoulders and should be completed by October 1.
The purpose of this project is to enhance safety at the intersection. As part of the project, INDOT will implement geometric and traffic control modifications at this location. The existing, triangular three-legged type intersection will be reconstructed to a T-intersection with an all-way stop condition. A short left turn lane will be included on the northbound approach.
White Construction Company was awarded this contract for $1.49 million. This project also includes a small structure replacement on U.S. 36, 1.72 miles west of U.S. 41. This work will occur next year.
INDOT reminds motorists to follow the posted work zone speed limit, use caution and consider worker safety when traveling through a construction zone.